Georgia, Clemson to earn at least $4 million for 2021 matchup in Charlotte

Bulldogs' future non-conference opponents

Both Georgia and Clemson will receive the greater of $4 million or 45% of the net revenue from their game on Sept. 4, 2021, at Charlotte's Bank of America Stadium.

Details of the Labor Day weekend game were obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in response to an open records request received Thursday.

The total income from the game will be the sum of total ticket sales (less taxes), sponsorship fees and media rights (if applicable).

In addition, 27,000 tickets will be purchased by each school with an additional complimentary tickets for each band and three luxury suites will be available for each school. There will be no charge for tickets to the luxury seats, but food, beverage and service will be at the school’s expense.

The matchup at the home to the NFL’s Carolina Panthers gives Georgia and Clemson six games lined up over a 13-year period.

The schools previously agreed to play each other in a Chick-fil-A Kickoff game Aug. 31, 2024, at Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium. They also have a home-and-home arrangements set for Sept. 15, 2029, at Clemson and Aug. 31, 2030, at UGA and for Sept. 4, 2032, in Athens and Sept. 3, 2033, in Clemson.

Georgia and Clemson haven’t met since the 2014 season, when Georgia won 45-21 in Athens. Georgia leads the series all-time 42-18-4, but the teams have met only eight teams since the 1987 season, when the Bulldogs and Tigers ceased playing each other annually. UGA has won six of the past eight games in the series.

Though the game against Clemson in 2021 replaces a previously scheduled home game against San Jose State, UGA will have to pay San Jose State the full $1.8 million it was guaranteed for the game.